• Unique hideaway location deep in Finnish Lapland
  • Matchless peace and privacy
  • Exceptional husky safari experience with the Lodge’s own dogs
  • Wide range of wintery excursions and epic adventures
  • Regular viewings of the Northern Lights

Experience Finnish Lapland’s wild side on an indulgent and active holiday while staying in a luxury adults-only Arctic retreat. During your stay, you’ll be treated to a full programme of winter adventures, including a husky safari, a snowmobile adventure through the forest and the chance to meet with the local Sami people and their reindeer. And that's just in the daytime. At night, you'll enjoy a soak in an outdoor hot tub and a trip out to a  traditional Sami laavu tent, complete with roaring campfire, where you'll wait for the magical Northern Lights to dance across the sky. It's all wrapped up in the very best Nordic luxury, showcased in your stylish yet cosy accommodation and gourmet dining that celebrates the season.

Day 1

Arrive in Finnish Lapland

Fly to Rovaniemi in Finnish Lapland. Upon arrival we’ll take you to your wilderness boutique hotel, Beana Laponia - a romantic, snow-bound escape for adults-only that provides grown-up Arctic adventures.

Settle into your seriously stylish room overlooking the frozen tundra and take in the Scandinavian design touches and sled-dog influenced décor. Relax in a private sauna or a soak in the outdoor Jacuzzi, before settling down in the lodge’s cosy Sulokuono Restaurant for an Arctic feast.

Dinner included

Sauna fireplace, Beana Laponia

Relax by the sauna's fireplace

Day 2

Snowshoeing & Northern Lights

Start your day with a hearty breakfast to fuel you for the activities ahead. Then, choose from snowshoeing in the snowy wilderness with a local guide or trekking through the heavily powdered trees of Rovaniemi's forest trails - make sure to keep your eyes peeled for wildlife. In the afternoon spend your free time using the hotel’s toboggans, or set out on traditional cross-country forest skis to explore more, slipping through the trees in such secluded silence that you wil even hear the snow falling.

After a busy day, retreat indoors for a tailored massage or take a long soak in the hot tub. When night falls, slip though the dark forest to a traditional Sami lavvu tent in a clearing. Here you’ll hear folk tales and swap stories around a campfire, all the while keeping a watchful eye on the skies for the surreal appearance of the Northern Lights.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Sledges, Finnish Lapland

Tobogganing, Finnish Lapland

Snowmobiling tour, Rovaniemi

Snowmobiling tour, Rovaniemi

Northern Lights at Rovaniemi, Finnish Lapland (Credit: Visit Rovaniemi)

Look out for the Northern Lights

Day 3

Husky sledding

Now is the time to fully immerse yourself in Finnish Lapland culture with a chance to try your hand at an authentic winter activity - husky-sledding. The Name Beana Laponia literally means ‘Dogs of Lapland’ in the local Sami language and the owner’s husky farm is at the heart of any stay here; their dog-sled safaris are among the best in the region. Start by meeting the husky pack and getting to know how the team lives and works.

Then board a sled and embark on a thrilling five-hour journey on private trails through the snow-laden forest. Practice mushing or sit back and enjoy the thrill of being towed through the trees. Make a stop in the woods mid-way to warm-up around a campfire with a mug of steaming soup before continuing on your journey. Back at Beana Laponia, tired but exhilarated, take drinks in the lobby bar before another special dining experience.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Beana Laponia, Finland

Beana Laponia means 'Dogs of Lapland'

Beana Laponia, Finland

Dog-sledding at Beana Laponia

Day 4

Snowmobiling & reindeer

Continue the theme of outdoor adventure, this time swapping dog-sleds for snowmobiles. Take control of your machine and follow a guide on an epic excursion enjoying the thrill of speed on the snow, this is real Arctic appreciation. In the afternoon, you will swap horse power for hoof power and travel to a reindeer farm. Learn about this iconic Arctic animal and meet a traditional Sami reindeer herder to learn about their way of life, then take the reins for a reindeer sleigh ride.

End the day with a final indulgent dinner, then perhaps you’ll then spend an evening soaking in the outdoor hot tub, beneath the Arctic skyscape. And, if you're lucky, the elusive Northern Lights might just make another appearance...

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Reindeer in traditional Sami bridles

Reindeer in traditional Sami bridles

Reindeer sledding at Rovaniemi (Credit: Visit Rovaniemi)

Reindeer sledding at Rovaniemi

Day 5

Depart for UK

Following a final soundless sleep, enjoy a leisurely start before we transfer you to the airport in time to join your onward flight home.

About the itinerary

"I’ve put this itinerary together to highlight that Lapland is definitely not just for children. Journey to this adults-only retreat located deep in Finnish Lapland for a luxury wilderness adventure that is unmatched on serenity. Fill your days with the usual arctic adventures, from husky-sledding to reindeer meet-and-greets, before watching the dance of the Northern Lights from an outdoor hot tub. "

Sue McAlinden

Destination Specialist

Pricing information

Guide price from £3,030 pp